The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - CA

Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Opens Thurs­day, 6.30pm. Tick­ets: $39-$140. Book­ings: (02) 8215 4600 or on­line. Un­til Novem­ber 7. Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional Women’s Jazz Fes­ti­val 2015 Fe­male mu­si­cians from Canada, Cuba, the US and Aus­tralia con­verge on Syd­ney for the fourth cel­e­bra­tion of women in jazz. High­lights in­clude: Jane Bun­nett & Maque­que, a fu­sion con­cert of Afro-Cuban rhythms, folk, jazz and soul led by twotime Grammy Award-nom­i­nee, sax­o­phon­ist and flautist Jane Bun­nett; founders of New York in­die record la­bel Hot Tone Records, Mimi Jones and Camille Thur­man; and Aus­tralian artists Kristin Ber­ardi and Fiona Joy. Foundry 616, 616 Har­ris Street, Ul­timo. Opens Wed­nes­day. In­quiries: (02) 9211 9442 or on­line. Un­til Novem­ber 15. He­roes and Vil­lains: Strutt’s Aus­tralia Af­ter ST Gill, this is an­other wel­come ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to an im­por­tant but al­most for­got­ten artist of 19th-cen­tury Aus­tralia. Wil­liam Strutt (18251915) was a highly ta­lented young man who be­gan aca­demic stud­ies in Paris, yet never be­came a painter of the first rank. Like some other colo­nial artists, how­ever, he was in­spired by the new world of Aus­tralia, and pro­duced a mem­o­rable vi­sion of the ter­ri­fy­ing Black Thurs­day fires and a large com­po­si­tion evok­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of a bushranger holdup, as well as fine por­traits, images of colo­nial life and even plein-air stud­ies. Na­tional Li­brary of Aus­tralia, Parkes Place, Can­berra. Daily, 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 6240 6411 or on­line. Un­til Novem­ber 15.

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